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Outage lasted two to three hours

January 10, 2013

A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says the Tuesday night electric power outage that affected parts of Walhalla lasted two to three hours. Duke’s Sandra Magee says the culprit was a broken cross arm that affected a small circuit in the vicinity of the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. To make the repair, Duke crews had to take…

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Plant appeals DHEC decision

January 10, 2013

The appeal by an Oconee industry of a sewer discharge change goes before the board of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. At its Columbia meeting this morning, the board is to consider Greenfield Industries’ appeal of a DHEC staff decision applying stricter federal standards to the finished metals that Greenfield discharges into…

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Sewer overflow in Clemson

January 10, 2013

For about two hours yesterday afternoon, sewer overflowed near Clemson’s 328 Woodland Way. The city of Clemson reports the overflow was about one thousand gallons or less due to a sewer main blocked by grease. A utilities crew responded, but the overflow reached an un-named creek. The creek passes through the vicinity of Woodland Way,…

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No municipal swim pool this summer

January 9, 2013

For at least this summer, Westminster will get out of the public swimming pool service. The decision to not open for the summer of 2013 was taken last night during a special city council meeting. City Administrator David Smith said the issue was resolved during a discussion of recreation priorities, and it was based on…

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Tier 4 triggered

January 9, 2013

The extension by Congress of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program means federal unemployment will continue for thousands of South Carolinians. However, because of the recent continued decline in the state’s unemployment rate, South Carolina has triggered off Tier 4. According to the Department of Employment and Workforce, it means those Tier 3 claimants, who exhaust…

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Arrest in gun theft

January 9, 2013

Gun theft charges have been pinned on a 43-year old Oconee County man. Sheriff’s officers early Tuesday arrested Joey Liston Smith of Beverly Road, Salem on charges of larceny and burglary first degree. The officers acted on a complaint that four guns were taken late last year from an address near Salem, on Bennettsville Road.…

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“Unsafe environment…”

January 9, 2013

After last week’s meth bust, a sign has been placed at 2 Keowee Street in Walhalla stating, “Unsafe environment to be in.” Announcement of the sign placed at the home by the city’s building codes officer was made during last night’s meeting of the city council. Four people were arrested there. Councilman Tjay Bagwell introduced…

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Electric power lost temporarily

January 9, 2013

Parts of Walhalla temporarily lost electric power service last night in the vicinity of the civic auditorium. All service has been restored.  

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Walhalla Officer of the Year

January 9, 2013

Robert Bennett is Walhalla’s Police Officer of the Year. Chief Ronald Wilbanks made the announcement last night at City Hall. A plaque depicting Bennett’s accomplishment will remain at the police station.  

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OCC 2013 reorganization

January 9, 2013

For the next year, there’ll be no change in Oconee County Council offices and committees. Joel Thrift returns as chairman; Paul Corbeil, as vice-chairman; and Wayne McCall, as chairman pro-tem. At its first meeting of the New Year, the council received a 120-page strategic plan for economic development. The report, by a New Hampshire company,…

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  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
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  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
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